Anderson, Matthew

Lecturer of Geography
Biological & Physical Sciences
Montana State University, Billings
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I am a Lecturer of Geography at Montana State University, Billings. I obtained my PhD in Geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and hold an MA in Geography & Environmental Studies from Northeastern Illinois University. My research interests focus on the political economy of the contemporary American city, the politics of water provision and governance in Montana, and critical social and spatial theory. My current research examines the dynamics of water planning initiatives in Montana’s Yellowstone River Basin and the temporal dynamics of redevelopment governance in Chicago. In both cases, I am interested in processes of institutional emergence and evolution, particularly in terms of the ways in which governing actors respond to rapidly changing socio-political conditions and economic realities. Recent publications examine the dynamics of rent in the post-crisis urban landscape, the constitutive role of “race” in the unfolding of urban economies, current processes of residential “place making” in American suburban landscapes, economic restructuring in North American cities, and President Obama’s national discourse on urban poverty.

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